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The Farm Midwifery Center: Preliminary Report of 2,844 Pregnancies: 1970-2010

Total accepted for care:  2,844  
Births completed at home    2,694  94.7%  
Transports to hospital    148 5.2%
Cesareans  50 1.7%
First-time mothers  1048 36.8%
Multiparas   1,796  63.2%
Grand multiparas 243  8.5%
Total Breech  99 3.5%
  Frank breech 75  76%
  Footling/kneeling breech 24 24%
    C-section rate for breech   <10%
Twins  17 sets  
  Vaginal births   17 sets  
  Vaginal births after hospital transport    2 sets  
Postpartum hemorrhage 46 1.7%
Vaginal birth after cesarean  127 (123 had a suucessful vaginal birth) 96.8% rate of success
Intact perineum 1,817 68.7%
1st degree tear  485  19.4%
2nd degree tear 87  3.2%
3rd degree tear   8 0.3%`
4th degree tear  1 0.04%
Meconium staining    304 11.5%
Vacuum extraction   .04%
Forceps deliveries 10 0.37%
Brow presentations   10  
  Vaginally born   5  
Face presentations   13  
  Vaginally born  12  
Preeclampsia 11 0.4%
Maternal mortality  0  
Maternal morbidity   0  
Neonatal mortality    
  1970-1979  2 of 1,083 labors  

                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

 

For more information our midwifery services, contact:

The Farm Midwifery Center
198 Second Road, Summertown, Tennessee 38483
931-964-2293 office / 931-964-2295 FAX
contact@thefarmmidwives.org
Deborah Flowers debrncpm@gmail.com
Best time to call: 1 PM - 5 PM Wednesdays

For information about Midwifery Workshops , contact:

The Farm Midwifery Workshops
 midwives@midwiferyworkshops.org
931-964-2257
Hours 10 AM -2 PM Tuesday, Thursday and 10 AM - noon Friday .

The Farm Midwives

Deborah Flowers deborah@farmmidwife.com
Ina May Gaskin inamaygaskin@gmail.com
Pamela Hunt.  pamela@midwiferyworkshops.org
Stacie Hunt  hstacie37@yahoo.com
Carol Nelson cpmcnel@usit.net
Joanne Santana
Sharon Wells wellscpm@gmail.com

 
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